Virtual Screening Room

Description

The Nickelodeon Theatre, in partnership with independent distributors, now bring you Virtual Screening Rooms!  Enjoy all the indie films you miss – from home!  We will bring you new and exciting indie and foreign films that are not currently available on any VOD platform, for about the same price as your regular movie ticket.  This is an exciting adaptation to our theatrical experience, and an important way for the Nick to continue generating income during these difficult times (yup, we get a cut of your ticket sale).

Sit back, pop some corn, and join us from your home!

Thank you for your continued support and patience with this new initiative.

Need help getting the films on to your TV?  Check out our screening guide here

The Virtual Screening Room is sponsored by George Wolfe.  Thank you, George!

Schedule

Aug 07

Flannery

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress / Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. With her family home at Andalusia (the Georgia farm where she grew up and later wrote her best known work) as a backdrop, a picture of the woman behind her sharply aware, starkly redemptive style comes into focus. Including conversations with those who knew her and those inspired by her (Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als and more), Flannery employs never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters and her own published words (read by Mary Steenburgen) alongside original animations and music to examine the life and legacy of an American literary icon.

Aug 07

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

An exploration into the career, music and influence of the iconic musician. With unprecedented access to the artist and featuring interviews with Sarah McLachlan, Alec Baldwin and more, this intimate documentary follows Lightfoot’s evolution from choirboy in rural Canada to troubled troubadour to international star with hits including “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Sundown”, “Carefree Highway”, and “Rainy Day People”.

Aug 07

José

José (magnetic newcomer Enrique Salanic) lives with his mother (Ana Cecilia Mota) in Guatemala City, where they survive on her selling sandwiches at bus stops and with him working at a local restaurant. It is a poor and sometimes dangerous country where, dominated by conservative Catholic and Evangelical Christian religion, living one's life as an openly gay man is hard for José to imagine. His mother has never had a husband, and as her youngest and favorite child, though at the edge of manhood at 19-years old, she is determined to hold on to him. Reserved and private, José fills his free moments playing with his phone and random sex with other men arranged on street corners and dating apps. When he meets attractive and gentle Luis (Manolo Herrera), a migrant from the rural Caribbean coast, they pursue an unexpected relationship with more emotion than José has ever felt. He is thrust into new passion and pain, and self-reflection, that push him to rethink his life even as he is reluctant to take a leap of faith.

$12 ticket gives you access to the film for 3 days.  Need help streaming this film on your TV, check out our stream guide.

Aug 07

Marley75

Born into poverty in rural Jamaica, Bob Marley became a prophet for the world’s oppressed, preaching peace, love, and understanding with a universal language - song. On what would have been Marley’s seventy-fifth birthday, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald combines unheard tracks, unseen footage, and intimate interviews to paint a definitive portrait of the legendary artist.

Aug 07

Proud

In 1981, it was still illegal to be gay in France. Today, same-sex marriage is recognized and has paved the way for legalizing the adoption of children by LGBTQ families. Proud tells the story of Charles, Victor and Diego, three generations of the same family who represent the seismic social changes that took place in just three decades.

From the award-winning director of Fatima (the 2016 Cesar winner for Best Film), this three-part episodic cinema event is a chronology of tolerance and a portrait of one family through changing times.

Your $12 purchase is good for a five day pass to see Proud.  Need help streaming this film on your TV?  Check out our streaming guide!

Aug 07

Rebuilding Paradise

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years — and the worst ever in California’s history. REBUILDING PARADISE, from Academy Award-winning director RON HOWARD, is a moving story of resilience in the face of tragedy, as a community ravaged by disaster comes together to recover what was lost and begin the important task of rebuilding.

Aug 07

SamSam

SamSam (voice of Tucker Chandler) loves playing with his friends but he feels bad he is the only one at Hero School who does not have a super power yet. Mega (voice of Lily Sanfelippo) lives with her parents on a nearby planet that has banned children and is thus the only child. She is lonely and desperately wants a friend but her father King Marshal (voice of Dino Andrade) is the dictator who sent all families away and continues to behave in such a way that children across the galaxy fear the mention of his name. When Mega happens upon SamSam and his friends she is determined to become one of them and hatches a plan which deceives her parents in allowing her to enter Hero School. Despite her differences SamSam helps her to fit in and Mega tries to help SamSam find his power. When unkind comments are said about her father and Mega defends him her friends are horrified. It is SamSam that tries to bridge the gap and give Mega the benefit of the doubt even when things look pretty grim. It takes a monster that threatens to destroy all the happiness in the universe for SamSam to find his powers and for Mega to prove how powerful true friendship really is.

After $12 ticket purchase, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 24 hours to finish watching.  Need help streaming this film on your TV?  Check out our streaming guide!

Aug 07

Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour 2020

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour (Virtual Version) is a 80-minute theatrical program of 6 short films selected from this year’s Festival. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, the Short Film Tour includes fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, giving new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers.

Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling.  They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and created a home for both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.

The Festival's Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alumni Dee Rees, Taika Waititi, Debra Granik, Damien Chazelle, Wes Anderson, Jill Soloway, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Lake Bell, Jay and Mark Duplass, Todd Haynes, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, and many others.

Program
Benevolent Ba / Malaysia, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Diffan Sina Norman) — A devout woman's
lust for virtue thrusts her family into a sacrificial slaughter of biblical proportions.
Hot Flash / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Thea Hollatz) — Ace is having a hot flash, and she's
about to go live on local television. How one woman tries to keep her cool when one type of flash leads to
another.
The Deepest Hole / U.S.A. (Director: Matt McCormick) — While the space and arms races are Cold War
common knowledge, few know about the United States and Soviet Union’s race to dig the deepest hole.
This is particularly surprising since Hell may have been inadvertently discovered in the process.
Meats / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ashley Williams) — A pregnant vegan struggles with her
newfound craving for meat.
T / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Keisha Rae Witherspoon) — A film crew follows three grieving
participants of Miami’s annual T Ball, where folks assemble to model R.I.P. t-shirts and innovative
costumes designed in honor of their dead.
So What If The Goats Die / France, Morocco (Director and screenwriter: Sofia Alaoui) — Abdellah, a
young shepherd living in the mountains, is forced to brave the elements blocking him in order to get food
and save his goats. Once he gets to the village, he faces a supernatural phenomenon. Winner, Sundance
Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize.

Aug 07

A Thousand Cuts

Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press—and her freedom—on the line in defense of truth and democracy. A film by Ramona S. Diaz (IMELDA, MOTHERLAND).